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I'm not ready for Tornado season yet

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by rolltide_pisco, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. rolltide_pisco

    rolltide_pisco NRA Life Member

    Mar 3, 2012
    Western Kentucky
    NOAA Weather Radio is busy tonight. Tornado warnings in Southern Illinois and Southeast Missouri. Straight line winds estimated 70-80 mph. Got the flashlights out, watching radar.

    I guess this is a sign to get ready and dust off my advanced weather spotter book. Need a new trunking scanner as well. My other one is shot
  2. *ASH*


    Jan 12, 2008
    yep , expected line coming thru NC TOMORROW NIGHT , possible tornadoes , weather man said tomorrow the wind will not get below 25 mph all day and night gust to 50 :wow:

    so in the morning i got alot of hunkering down to do .

  3. Magnus2131

    Magnus2131 Glock Gimp

    Aug 9, 2008
    Always on the watch here in Kansas.
  4. Cybercowboy

    Cybercowboy Support the 2nd

    Dec 15, 2012
    SW Missouri
    I'm from Joplin. Wanna exchange war stories? LOL
  5. rolltide_pisco

    rolltide_pisco NRA Life Member

    Mar 3, 2012
    Western Kentucky
    Can't compete with Joplin but I'll give you a close call.

    April 2, 2006 I was coming back from Tuscaloosa, AL from visiting my sister. I'm driving north up US 45 near Milan, TN. The radios have pre-empted their broadcasts to cover the severe weather. Around that time was when an EF-3 tornado hit Caruthersville, MO. Well we stopped at the McDonalds in Milan even though my gut feeling told me to keep on going. When we got near a town called Bradford after we ate, the winds dramatically picked up and we turned around. Me being a geography guy we back-wayed it through McKenzie to Paris and back north to Murray, KY and got back home that way.

    Next day I drove down to Bradford and seen half the town destroyed including six people who were killed. The EF-3 tornado is what came across the highway and went down into the valley to hit the town. That's the closest call I've had.